tv [untitled] December 11, 2012 7:00am-7:30am EST
welcome to the big picture. syrian rebels seize control of a northern army base in a deadly assault fears mount that the country's chemical weapons could fall into militant hands damascus says it's being framed by the way which is trying to create a perceived threat as a pretext for intervention all the details coming up. stirring up trouble for the tax avoiders british public fight back against the giant corporations who cream their profits instead of paying a fair share. and rival rallies in egypt are set to escalate ahead of saturday's referendum on the new constitution after gunmen attacked opposition crowds in cairo's tahrir square.
news and much more twenty four seven this is r.t. . reports claim a syrian rebels led by the islamist radical front have seized control of an army base in the country's north killing thirty five soldiers the u.s. backs the opposition fighters but has placed the militant group on a terrorist list and there are fears syria's chemical weapons stockpiles could fall into militant hideouts some of the images in report now are of a graphic nature. now this comes as the damascus regime increasingly accuses both the e.u. and the united states of conducting a smear campaign against it in terms of falsely accusing damascus of using chemical weapons the syrian foreign ministry has written a number of letters to the united nations in which it says that it is afraid that countries backing both terrorists and terrorism might themselves provide those
countries with chemical weapons and then shift the blame and point fingers towards syria there is of course growing concern that the chemical weapons stockpiles within syria could land up in the hands of extreme militants in here we've been hearing reports of both al qaida as well as has been in the south operating and lending their support to the insurgency and so there's concern that these weapons could land up specifically in their hands the united states for its side says it has intelligence that the syrian army may be preparing to use chemical weaponry and again the u.s. has pushed the line that this would be a red line if indeed it was proven and that this would bring in the shift reaction and the immediate involvement of the united states we are hearing from a u.s. official as well as senior administration officials that the u.s. and the european union are training rebels both within jordan and turkey in terms
of trying to secure these stockpiles of chemical weapons within syria now it is important to make note that none of these reports in terms of chemical weapons can be verified what we do know is that still your has one of the world's largest chemical weapon arsenals so it has never joined the chemical weapons convention and as such it is never given any kind of information in terms of the extent and the declaration of its chemical weapons and this is why at this stage these are known exactly what is the extent of the chemical weapons and you found. they said he is an information war out there and we are witnessing an increasing number of videos be. posted on you tube you have a situation where both sides the damascus regime as well as the rebels are accusing the other of blood chilling atrocities as well as war crimes and let me just warn our viewers that the videos you're about to see are disturbing there is a video that is circulating on you tube that shows that assad troops are using chemical weapons and when you look at this video you see disturbing pictures of
both adults but also children with disfigured face faces as well as mims and incredible who used to their bodies there is of course also videos of rebels reportedly using chemical weapons on them on bunny's as almost a great against the assad regime that this is just what they planning on doing the rebels have also been posting videos are innocent victims of aerial bombings as well as shaming while at the same time quote assad activists have been posting on you tube videos of rebels making a child behaves in a number of prisoners now according to the information that's what this report it did happen in homes what we do say you know the video is a number of the hated like them as we see the child actually beheading this person but again no way of indicating over refined exactly the truth of this although some sources say that there were people with saudi accidents being heard inside this video all of this is extremely disturbing footage again no way of verifying its
authenticity but it certainly does show that tensions on the ground are increasing and increasing and alarming rate. but with u.s. sources saying washington is training rebels to secure and handle chemical stockpiles if the syrian government should fall antiwar activist ken stone views it's just another step towards intervention. this period right now all the talk of weapons of mass destruction chemical weapons in syria is very reminiscent of the run up to the anglo-american attack on iraq in two thousand and three one of those videos purported to show syrian insurgence funded by the west preparing chemical weapons which were used on rabbits but could be used on syrian civilians and then blamed on the syrian government the assad government is not suicidal it has been playing its cards very carefully there is no basis in fact of for the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government that would be counterproductive
the weapons of mass destruction argument used so effectively in two thousand and three and later found out to be a complete hoax they've just they've tried it out of the dustbin and their plan to rerun it again. frosty christmas ahead in britain with bumper taxes and welfare cuts but not everyone is feeling the pinch profits churning multinationals are governments and starbucks amounting to exploit tax in the us to the fullest the public wants payback the center for three ports that's telling the government it's not doing enough. well people from all over the border tend not to potential conflicts with pomp and. google at the moment it's really part of a much larger picture welcome to the world of tax avoidance illegal but morally suspect way companies and the wealthy have been dodging paying their fair share
most people are due to discuss these companies do not the very taxation which is a criminal offense but are void taxation basically use existing facilities and legal loopholes in the different regulation and taxation between different countries to their advantage companies like amazon the head office is based in luxemburg which they claim is the center of the economic operations which is handy as luxembourg so well known in tax haven where companies can enjoy a lower tax rate but hang on a minute we're here one of amundsen's must've distribution centers based in the u.k. in fact the reality is that many of our customers most of their employees and many will distribution centers like this was our base here in the united kingdom so it's not hard to see that the relatively small luxembourg office is nothing fact as they
say at the heart of their operations and yet the u.k. tax system doesn't seem to recognise it as ordinary british taxpayers who are losing out that's entirely legal on the face of it to run because you could register your transaction in different country and the place of destruction is the place of taxation whereas you can have your activities actually taking place here is legal. surely then in the midst of a flat lining economy ek government would be eager to plug the holes billions of much needed tax pounds you can count on spending it in the chancellor's autumn statement last week and it was the penniless on welfare in the government's firing line why has this government decided to clamp down on benefits for clamping down
on multi-million pound tax avoiders. well i think that the government is clamping down on that there's been a lot of money allocated by him and there are now that people know that. or doing. it now that people know that they've been avoiding paying that amount of tax i mean it's no good doing it are not pay and there's a difference between people who are. voiding tax to legitimately. and those who are illegally doing it there is a to do when we were. still avoiding paying where interested me again. let me actually answer the question once before you actually. legally. starbucks and amazon and google have been doing is ok's that you're saying there's a difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion tax evasion is illegal tax avoidance people are using the law to their benefit now if the law is wrong we need
to change the law but for now the law continues to allow an exodus of profits made in britain meaning companies like amazon can keep getting away with paying less than the tax payers they're profiting from sarah firth r.t. london well the european union getting the nobel peace prize has got four demonstrators read three presents received. slow rays of force in the region since the second world war the ceremony was held against a backdrop of protests from this prize nor its money not be put in the same greg stemm was on laughlin from the institute of democracy in cooperation but is the e.u. is far from being a peacemaker. there has not been peace in europe for the last sixty years as the president of the european council said everybody knows that there was a war against yugoslavia of nine hundred ninety nine in which european states e.u.
member states participated very fully. one cannot say that there has been. since then in any case if we look further afield with syria the european union's policy the actual policy of the european union as an organization nevermind its member states has been in my view to fan the flames of the conflict in syria and not to act as a peace broker so there is literally no way in which we can say that the european union has fostered peace. well in these tough economic times that many vulnerable people in dire straits can often fall for schemes aimed to defraud them around fifty minutes time our finance experts max keiser explains how it's the bankers who always seem to benefit. what is p.p.i. schemes here in the u.k. that the public private partnerships you know the businessman in the city of london will say we don't really care about making money so much we just want to create jobs but this is repeated over and over again as they just stick their hand into
the coffers of the public and steal billions you know and then they walk away saying geez we don't know what happened we never start coming i don't know how i got rich and you know i've got a steri that up or did i don't know it just seems to happen every single turn their way or bad the fowls and we never seem to lose a must do co-incidence. before the kaiser reports egypt on tenterhooks small rival protests expected between those backing in opposing president. examine why this country to civil war is a deeply divisive constitutional friend and. the story of an american woman who was forcibly sterilized as a teenager as part of a government program to build the same called healthy nation so.
an artist was arrested for putting up posters critical of drone usage all over new york city the poster show a menacing drone shooting a missile at innocent children with the words drones protection when you least expect it written at the bottom these posters definitely reflect a lot of americans fears that a big brother skynet will completely eliminate the very concept of privacy and free speech so to prove that americans live in a free country without any government spying the n.y.p.d. hunted down the anonymous artist and arrested him for expressing himself having arrested him at his residence they charged him with fifty six counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument grand larceny possession of stolen property and weapons
possession for having a deadly terrorist weapon and unloaded twenty two caliber pistol although being in jail won't be pleasant perhaps arzt as some actually in the end got what he wanted he proved to the world that big brother surveilled him and arrested him all for throwing up a few posters looks like he proved his point but that's just my opinion. choose your language kelly mcevers though if they're going to kill some of the. treatments that is the consensus here to. change the opinions that immigrate to.
choose the stories that imply life choose me access to all three. news for you now here in r.t. egypt is it braced for more rival rallies between opponents and supporters of president versing ahead of saturday's referendum on the new constitution at least nine people were wounded on tuesday when gunmen fired shots and threw petrol bombs at the testers camped out in a car essential to where a square. has been granted a temporary right to arrest civilians in the run up to a controversial vote and i see myself extensive new powers last month quickly backtracked in the face of rising public anger it's fear the upcoming referendum
will erode civil negatives turn the country into an islamic dictatorship. and. says egypt's courts are powerless mercy's a draft is putting the nation on the brink of civil war. as far as judges and the judiciary system is concerned this law existing. in egypt and that's why he retreated because if you don't confuse you which the usual court cannot actually make any judgment. he insisted on the. fusion draft and that actually has not been discussed. by the people of egypt. have to actually country in a. civil war will not fall in the trashiest and it's experience to speak for the first time ever in the history of egypt but the country is on the
edge of the norden at this point we don't even know what will be ready for in them because many judges are still refusing to supervise it which would make it illegal if it happens although it will. judiciary supervision there's no point to. be spoiled if he's insisting on. this course if you wish your real threat to the unity of the people to the street. to the people of egypt feel. free. online a few today droning on america reveals a futuristic new weapon in the fight against terror us manufacture of barrels the next generation of unmanned drones fitted with a so-called death ray laser meaning of out of ammunition more r.t. dot com. also want to websites the real cost of education in the u.k.
skyrocketing prices for higher education a civilized one hundred thousand pounds. now some other world news for you this hour leading bahraini human rights activist bill rodger is present from three to two years has been in prison since august on charges of organizing illegal gatherings and inciting violence the activist lawyer says he didn't expect such a harsh sentence and demanding his release. was likely to create more outrage from human rights groups in the kingdom already drawing criticism from the international
community for its crackdown on gatherings. there's been further street violence in northern ireland overnight the group of people thought to be loyalists through a petrol bomb into a car in belfast this woman was sitting officers are treating it as attempted murder sporadic incidents across the city so gangs use follow works. because. even though we could trouble since a decision to strip flying u.k. flag from belfast city hall. north korea has taken its a long range rocket off the launch pad in an apparent move to fix a technical problem going on the maintains it will take off from by the end of the month secluded state insists it's in the launching a satellite into orbit but many countries believe it's conducting a ballistic missile test career is banned from using such weapons technology on the un sanctions with japan keeping
a patriot anti missile system deployed to shoot down the rocket if it goes of course. british based h.s.b.c. has agreed to pay a huge fine to the u.s. department of justice for that says in money laundering regulations that controls a poor policing of suspicious transactions left the u.s. banking industry exposed to mexican drug cartels the bank was also accused of violating sanctions on iran fine the two billion dollars is the largest of its kind . it comes as british standard chartered bank also agreed to pay a second fine for some of the charges. now thousands of american men and women were denied the chance to have children on government orders it was a decades long program of in forced sterilization of those thought unfit to be parents. met some of the victims now being considered for compensation but who say
it's too little too late you won't what are the eighty four year old virginia brooks was just fourteen years old when north carolina's widespread eugenics program would forever alter her future then why do i have to go to the hospital i'm not saying. rocks was with two other girls when a social worker picked her up she said we're gonna take you pin. down there and they did surgery. i didn't know what to do was doing to me eugenics is a pseudo science aimed at improving the so-called quality of the population by forcibly preventing reproduction by people thought by some to be inferior in america it is targeted mostly by young poor minorities the mentally disabled or those otherwise deemed unfit to raise children like brooks who was an orphaned teenager she came in my chart with on the foot of. she says well you
know you know why don't you won't have no bread they. said what a way to make it one day you mean she said you never know. and that's when they want me handed to me this is. the grand brooks went on to adopt a little girl and mary howard her husband of forty two years between them they have four grandchildren five great grandchildren and the unfortunate legacy of suffering under the shadow of mandatory sterilization. or the way she will carry some modern should be. a fresh day that anything. they should base. probably one of the most infamous abuses of this theory was the radical purity programs in nazi germany. while north carolina's eugenics program reportedly
claimed seven thousand six hundred victims before being dissolved in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven north carolina was one of thirty two american states that practiced eugenics and this year it was on track to be the first state to compensate living victims like brooks with a payout of up to fifty thousand dollars they were kind of us except that they were born this kind of janice day. can do better than this. shame. to this day not one victim throughout the united states has been compensated for their lifelong suffer in june north carolina state senate rejected proposals to allocate funding for the compensation program some argue that paying victims for what was a legal program could lead to subsequent payouts tied to america's other historic atrocities such as slavery seven decades ago this building served as baker
senatorial it's where state officials took virginia brooks and dozens of other young girls to undergo mandatory sterilization surgery today it serves as an apartment complex where families are living routine lives this as others still bear deep scars over how their lives were forever changed here they had a baby killer of the people like. a life changing question that u.s. state officials refused to answer for marina port arthur north carolina. shortly max a car is a sounds the alarm on what he says is a moving threat of a new credit bubble that mr kaiser reports here in just a few minutes time. as
his day starts at five am even earlier in the winter tending to his flock of story hundred sheep in the mountains and pains of. thirty five years old it was a life he jumped over having studied accounting but he dition unfamiliar dictated that he would take on the care of these animals after his father. he's just made camp at their winter farm stage setting up his ute the traditional two vini and round tent made of diskin. his p.c. back amongst his family and his job is a lonely one and tough going out in a way there's braving extremes of plus to minus forty degrees celsius it's just that i'm with them there are certain difficulties there's not enough time for everything i'm almost alone my sister works with my mother my mother is seventy five she's very old and i miss mountains when i'm in town and i spend a lot of time here. so all most of us is simply carrying out the work that his
father did and his father before him nothing has changed over many many centuries and that's half the problem it's hard work and many people don't want to come into the industry now and it's really fit there could die out altogether. it's difficult to manage everything alone i used to have people who helped me but they were no good they didn't take care of the sheep with all the halts they hurt the cattle through those little them through group with people leaving them coming to the countryside the region's government is having to act making the life of a herd and more attractive than promising largest subsidies for countryside and livestock and organizing cooperatives for the sale of day put out to ensure the hoda gets a high at fair price i asked sympathizes with those youngsters leaving for an easier more profitable life they in their publics capital. but he no longer wishes to join them he enjoys his pasta way of life now looking for a helper who shares his enthusiasm but more time on his hands he says matter of
cauldron bubble yes people the three witches of wall street lloyd jamie and timmy have spoken they say that into their cold in a perpetual bubble will forever go your toil and trouble and that your economies and your wealth will burn in the finals or witches or dead. stacy yes max believe it or not after years of zero percent interest rates just as we predicted world the risks fresh credit bubble switzerland's be i s warrants asset prices across the world have risen to the heady levels not seen since the credit boom five years ago and maybe losing touch with economic reality yet again the bank for international settlements is war and that's exactly what i had as my top story i'm of one worth thinking like exactly the same in the same.